Clubs And Organizations


Unity of Payson

Rev. Lori Fleming will lead the 10 a.m. service of Unity of Payson Sunday, March 25. She is an ordained Unity minister who has served at several Unity churches. Fleming was awarded the Distinguished Youth Services Award from the Association of Unity Churches for her work with young people. Her greatest passion is living and teaching Unity principles and watching people transform as they learn to use them in their lives. 

“Who Are You?” is the theme of her talk.

Services are held at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite #14, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, go to the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

XaLt! Worship

XaLt! Worship is aimed at people who wish to explore their walk with God; seekers, de-churched and anyone with questions.

XaLt! is a safe, grace-centered, family-friendly service; casual with energetic music and media.

XaLt! takes place at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in the Log Building on the campus of Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260.

For more information, visit or call (928) 474-2552.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. (After turning in driveway, turn right at first driveway. OA meets in the Community Room in the center of the facility’s apartment complex.)

Call the following members for information: Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Denise, (928) 978-3706; Nancy, (928) 472-7661; Ted, (928) 951-3362.

There are no dues or fees.


Do you have a loved one or friend with a drinking problem? Do you feel as if you need some support living with the alcoholic in your life? Then please join us for an Alanon meeting. There is help.

We meet every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Phillips Church Parish Hall. For more information, please call Lynn at (928)472-8961.

There is also a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Star Valley. Call Patty at (602) 505-4584 for details.

Relay for Life

Rim Relay for Life is sponsoring “Paint the Town Purple” to Stamp out Cancer from March 26 through March 31.

Those interested in forming a team for Relay for Life, please attend a meeting at the Senior Circle activity room, 215 N. Beeline Highway, at 6 p.m., Monday, March 26. You can also register your team and pick up a team captain packet on Saturday, March 31 at the Walmart parking lot or visit for more information.

Daughters of Scotia organizing

A Payson chapter of the Daughters of Scotia is organizing. The first meeting is at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26 at the Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

The purpose of the meeting is organizing a chapter and making plans for two different teas.

The organization is open to all women of Scottish heritage or those who are married to men with Scottish heritage.

For more information, contact

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, and no elections.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. On the schedule:

Wednesday, March 28 - Free bus trip to Cliff Castle Casino; the bus will collect riders in Pine at 8 a.m. and in Payson, at the Stage parking lot, at 8:30 a.m. All passengers receive a $10 voucher and a discounted price on the buffet. Call Nadine to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, April 4 - Outdoor Easter Pageant in Mesa. All Aboard America Tour Bus will provide transportation, leaving Payson at 3 p.m. There is no charge. Call Nadine to reserve your seat.

Monday Bowling is at 10 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Discount coupon available.

All singles are welcome at all events. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Wolf Den Espresso. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Coda Meetings

Coda meetings are at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson.

Rodeo Committee adds meetings

The Payson Rodeo Committee will meet every other Tuesday starting March 27 (subsequent meetings will be April 10, April 24 and May 10) until the Spring Rodeo. The meeting time remains at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Inn of Payson.

Senior Circle

The Lunch and Learn topic will be Alzheimer’s disease at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28. 

From time to time we all forget where we put our keys or why we walked into a room. Is it the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Meg Fenzi from the Alzheimer’s Association and Christina Eng from Rim Country Health will present a range of information about the early stages of Alzheimer’s and care-giving skills.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club March 20 were: Betty da Costa, first; Pat Murray, second; Mary Kemp, third.

Play at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.

Yard sale donations

Donations are being accepted by members of the Northern Gila County Genealogical Society for their annual yard sale. The society is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, therefore all donations are tax deductible.

Drop off your donations at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., during regular business days and hours. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

Men’s Senior Softball

If you are 60 years of age or older, come join the Payson Cougars men’s senior softball team. Practices are at Rumsey Park. Time and fields will vary, depending on the season, so call team manager, Lou Felix at (928) 474-4446 or e-mail

Rim Country Celtic Festival

The 2nd Annual Rim Country Celtic Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15 at the Payson Elks Lodge dirt parking lot, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

This is an outdoor festival and is open to the public. 

Admission is $10 per day or $15 for both days for adults; for children 6 to 16 it is $5 per day or $8/2 days; those under 6 will be admitted free. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a formal opening ceremony at noon; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with the Kirking of the Tartan around 11 a.m.

Many Celtic clans will be represented and there will be vendors with Celtic wares.

Anne James and Cinnamon Twist will be in charge of the Celtic music groups and the Celtic dancers program. There will be continuous Celtic music each day and Alice Natale, teller of Celtic tales, will also participate. 

There will be American and Celtic food available.

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will have a tent to provide help in tracing family heritage and the Daughters of Scotia will have Tea Garden Tent.

For information, contact President Lloyd Gibson at (575) 649-5015 or go online to rimcountry or www.rimcountry

Alienated Catholics Anonymous

An Alienated Catholics Anonymous group will start meeting on April 16, the second Monday after Easter from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This group is designed for Catholics who have not participated in the church for some time.

The group discussions last 6 weeks and will be held in the conference room of St. Philip’s parish hall, 511 S. St. Philip St. Call (928) 474-1269 if you have questions.

Please read Matthew 11:28-30. This compassionate program for Catholics explores reconciliation and a return to active participation in their faith.

National Red Hat Day celebration

National Red Hat Day is April 25 and to celebrate the occasion, the Payson area Red Hat chapters are planning a brunch at Chaparral Pines. The event will include an outstanding omelet station with all of the works. The area Red Hatters welcome all ladies in the area to attend; no Red Hat membership is required.

The cost is $15, payable by April 15. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Please call one of the following numbers today to make a reservation — Ann-Marie Marley, (928) 468-8585, or Sioux Prince, (928) 474-1466.


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